Morale in Seattle Oci overall

Mar 23, 2019 16 Comments

How is the general morale? Are complete teams decimated or is there any hope? I have my h1 approved and will join in a month. Now I am really having second thoughts. But my current place is bad too. I was expecting to do some good work there and be part of a new product.


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TOP 16 Comments
  • Amazon saywha
    Don’t join. With no external customers it is a matter of time before OCI is hit pretty hard even further.
    Mar 23, 2019 2
    • OP
      My only concern is about being let go few months after joining. I wouldn't mind getting an year's worth of runway to move out. But I can see what you are saying.
      Mar 23, 2019
    • Microsoft vffrds6;?&
      Run away from OCI being on visa. Shits going to hit the fan pretty soon.
      Mar 23, 2019
  • Microsoft / Eng

    Microsoft Eng

    I thought OCI was left unaffected but OCI-C was slaughtered. Is that not true?
    Mar 23, 2019 1
    • Expedia Hey?
      Nope.. it impacted everyone and OCI as well. In fact some OCI-C teams are fine in non-seattle locations.
      Mar 23, 2019
  • OP
    Does anybody think talking to the hiring manager about this is a good idea? I might be sounding crazy but I guess it's not normal times anyway.
    Mar 23, 2019 1
    • Usually first level managers won't have any idea about such mass layoffs. The entire team will be gone. Given the outlook of OCI's business, such layoffs will be coming more in future.
      Mar 23, 2019
  • SAP / Eng YeaNahYea
    With visa, it's a risk. I've heard many employees weren't even given notice period.
    Mar 23, 2019 1
    • Yes, heard the same. Not worth the risk of being in an unfortunate situation with visa.
      Mar 23, 2019
  • Nvidia monolith
    Maybe join but start looking around again? If something else works out then leave?
    Mar 23, 2019 0
  • Microsoft lackkk
    It's very low. We are all worried about the next wave
    Mar 24, 2019 0
  • Expedia Hey?
    Yeah start and look around.
    Mar 23, 2019 0
  • Oracle JackSpa
    Morale is low. Entire Teams with outstanding engineers were decimated. Many were on visas. Don't know when the next wave of layoffs will be
    Mar 24, 2019 1
    • Capital One lehi
      Hey @jackspa, how about other units.. are they too affected?
      Mar 26, 2019
  • Oracle ORCLvet
    Layoffs are across orgs and business divisions in Oracle. Our VP said more layoffs are coming
    Mar 28, 2019 0
  • Oracle -hellboy-
    Which team is that JackSp
    Mar 25, 2019 0


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